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aikorob

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Fire Train
« on: February 11, 2013, 06:04:34 PM »
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Anybody model these?
The Mrs. and I were talking, and she mentioned "fire trains". I had never heard of them, so she proceeded to search for examples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sewt_O5Oaw

http://sn139w.snt139.mail.live.com/mail/#

I can see where these would be useful, particularly for ROW protection in remote areas.
It would be an unusual model, and a good way to use up some leftover tankers and passenger equipment.

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Re: Fire Train
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 06:26:04 PM »
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There are others in Switzerland, and in Switzerland, Germany and Austria there are tunnel rescue trains.

In the US, both UP (SP) and BNSF have fire fighting equipment - I think both RR's sent theirs to Colorado last summer during the
brushfire outbreaks.


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Re: Fire Train
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 06:31:45 PM »
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There was an article in TKM #70 a while back. Foamite cars. It was a tender and a shanty and on a flat car.
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